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Zushaxx was the Xanathar as of 1492 DR.[1][note 1]


Zushaxx was apparently the fourteenth Xanathar, as the corpses of thirteen previous Xanathars remained in the lair it resided in.[4]

Sometime in 1479 DR, Zushaxx, a young and ambitious beholder, took over as the Xanathar from Izulktur, the previous Xanathar, who was born of the same beholder cluster. With the support of the drow servant Kal'dir, Zushaxx quickly established itself as the new Xanathar.[5]

In 1491 DR, the Xanathar, in cahoots with the mind flayer Suthool and the agent of Asmodeus Belvarra Bowmantle, supported the plots of the Masked Lord Braethan Cazondur in order to distract the City Watch and the Open Lords from its operation in Skullport and to gain power in order to expel the Zhentarim from Waterdeep.[6]


Xanathar wore a ring of invisibility, a ring of mind shielding, and a ring of resistance on its eyestalks.[7]




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  1. Canon material does not provide a year for the events described in Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, but Christopher Perkins answered a question via Twitter and stated the year was 1492 DR. Corroborating this, Dragon Heist page 20 refers to events of Death Masks (set in 1491 DR) as being "last year". Unless a canon source contradicts this assertion, this wiki will use 1492 DR for events related to this sourcebook and Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage (which is referenced on pages 5 and 98 of Dragon Heist).